Federal gun laws regulate gun ownership. This include restricting gun ownership to certain types of guns, but they no longer also ban all assault weapons. State gun laws also restrict ownership of certain guns. They also grant the right for citizens to:
The National Firearms Act (NFA) is a federal law that places restrictions on the possession or sale of:
In order to buy any of the aforementioned guns, a person must complete a lengthy background check. Also, they must register the weapon with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (AFT), and buy a tax stamp to the making of the gun or device.
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act is a federal law that prohibits a person from owning a gun for business or personal use if that person is:
No, you may not. Federal law prohibits anyone from carrying a gun on school grounds, in federal buildings, and on federal lands. However, visitors are allowed to possess a loaded gun on certain areas of federal parks if they possess the proper licenses and permits.
Guns are considered dangerous objects and, therefore, subject to a multitude of complex regulations. It is highly recommended that you talk to a criminal lawyer about any questions you may have about gun sales transactions and gun possession before you buy, sell, or use a gun.
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